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Posted on: July 21, 2020

RBC Commissioners Take a Position Regarding State Face Mask Mandate

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The Commissioner’s hearing room was packed today during the BOCC meeting in Rangely.  The agenda item of particular interest was the discussion regarding the Governor’s Face Mask Mandate and whether or not the Rio Blanco County Commissioners would take an official position on the matter.  The BOCC allowed 3 minute public comments from any member in the crowd interested in doing so.  There was a mixture of private business owners as well as Rio Blanco County citizens that voiced their concerns. The overwhelming majority of the speaking members expressed concern about constitutional rights and the overreach of Governor Polis. 


    After hearing all public comments from those attending in person and on the phone, the Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to maintain their position taken in May (link below), reiterating support for private businesses as well as RBC Citizens making their own decisions, and against enforcement of the mandate. The latter part of the motion included the decision to coordinate with the approximately 13 other Colorado counties that are also publicly opposing the mandate and to explore options regarding further potential action.


As a reminder, all BOCC meetings are open to the public with opportunities for public input.



Link to 7/21 meeting (will be available soon)

https://rioblancococo.civicclerk.com/Web/Player.aspx?id=288&key=-1&mod=-1&mk=-1&nov=0


Link to May 7 letter to RBC businesses and citizens: https://rbc.us/Admin/DocumentCenter/Document/View/2238/Letter-to-Citizens-from-BOCC


In addition to the BOCC's position, Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola also shared a statement on the matter on Tuesday morning via the Sheriff's Office Facebook Page:


From the Sheriff

The order from Governor Polis "statewide mask order" will not change the way Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office conducts business.

We will continue to stand by our mission and safeguard the lives and property of the people of Rio Blanco County. We will not be "patrolling" for people who are out without a mask.

Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office will step up to the challenge, as now is the time to protect and serve our citizens. We will continue to be vigilant to protect our citizens' lives and property.

#rioblancostrong



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